Telangana Congress MLC T Jeevan Reddy today demanded that the state government give a fitment of 45% to all the government employees in the state, immediately.
He told the government to first seek the permission of the State Election Commission before providing the fitment as the election code of conduct had already come into effect in various parts of the state.
Reddy then flayed the TRS government for not having implemented the latest Pay Revision Commission (PRC) in the last 30 months.
"Where the PRC is generally implemented every five years in order to meet the price rise of commodities induced by inflation, the government in our state does not seem bothered to do so," he said.
The MLC pointed out that there was no interim relief for employees in the state, and alleged that the state government was harassing the employees despite claiming to be an "employee-friendly government".
He also attacked the employees' union leaders of the state for "reposing trust" in the CM over the implementation of the PRC recommendations, and the C R Biswal committee for fixing the fitment rate at just 7.5%.
The Congress leader claimed that the TRS government, and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would not have any "moral right" to seek the votes of the people of the state in the upcoming graduates' constituencies' MLC elections till the people's problems had been addressed.
He expressed his hope that the upcoming MLC elections and the Nagarjuna Sagar by-election would both teach the ruling party and the CM a befitting lesson for "neglecting" the people.
Jeevan Reddy had lashed out at the state government
over the issue of employee welfare before as well. He had chastised the government for allegedly "discriminating" against its own employees while simultaneously making the false claim of being an employee-friendly government.
Meanwhile, the TRS government and the state's government employees have been caught in a stand-off
over the recommendations made by the state's Pay Revision Commission - especially the proposed wage hike.